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DVDs from DVR don't play on any other DVD player

I have a Cox Cable DVR and am able to successful record to the Magnavox VHS/DVD recorder. However, the DVDs only play on the Magnavox DVD recorder and no other DVD player. When I put the disc in my computer it says the disc is blank, and on another DVD player it says 'no disc.' Does anyone have any solutions to this? Thanks!

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  • bunko4231 Mar 10, 2009

    Thanks! when the disc is full we hit stop on the DVD player and it says that it is finalizing the disc. is there another step i need to take and if so how do i do that? i appreciate any help!

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Yes when you have finished the recording and preferably when the disc is full the disc must be finalised to be compatible with other players but be aware if you finalise a disc you cannot record on it anymore

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